INFOBYTES: Catch infectious diseases online

August 2004 
Volume 34  Number 8
Pages 26 - 27
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • National Center for Infectious Diseases

  • Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

  • The National Center for Health Statistics

  • Other resources

  • Health Web

  • The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

  • Source


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    IN THE UNITED STATES and worldwide, infectious diseases remain a leading cause of death each year. In your practice, not only may you see a wide range of infectious diseases but you also can help educate the public about them and participate in community surveillance activities. Make sure you're up-to-date by referring to reliable information online from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a comprehensive source of information. Take a look at all that it offers.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Figure. No caption available. This site provides resources for both consumers and health care professionals, including fact sheets on numerous infectious diseases, data and statistics on disease outbreaks, current travel information, vaccinations and immunizations, and workplace safety. You can browse Emerging Infectious Diseases, a peer-reviewed journal the CDC publishes monthly. Available in print and online ( ), it includes articles tracking and analyzing current national and international disease trends; for example, the May 2004 issue was ...

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